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India offers Burundi $40 million, sign pacts


September 18th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India Tuesday offered a $40 million soft loan to Burundi, a mineral-rich country in eastern Africa, and signed a clutch of pacts in areas of ... Read more...

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Kerala firms Rs.20,000-crore refinery expansion project


September 14th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14, (IANS) A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Kerala government and Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) here Friday at the Emerging Kerala-2012 investment meet for ... Read more...

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India to host Burundi’s president next week


September 13th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Marking an upswing in its relations with the African continent, India will host the president of Burundi, a land-locked uranium-rich country in eastern Africa, ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to review projects, discuss Teesta pact


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The foreign secretaries of India and Bangladesh will Tuesday hold talks that will review a host of bilateral projects being implemented under an Indian ... Read more...

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Germany concerned over human rights in Bangladesh


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 23 (IANS) Germany Saturday expressed concern over killings and the human rights violations in Bangladesh, and urged all political actors to work together to strengthen democracy ... Read more...

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Tunnelling work of Kolkata’s East-West Metro inaugurated


February 26th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) The tunneling work of the Rs.4,874 crore East-West Metro Corridor Project, linking the IT hub in Salt Lake with Howrah across the Hooghly river, was ... Read more...

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Rural poverty alleviation project for northeast approved


November 16th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The government Wednesday approved a Rs.683 crore project to improve the living standards of rural areas in four northeastern states -- Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim ... Read more...

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India offers Nepal $250 mn soft loan, seals investment pact


October 21st, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) In key initiatives that are set to bolster ties between New Delhi and Kathmandu, India Friday unveiled a $250 million line of credit and ... Read more...

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Bhattarai calls for India-Nepal unity, soft loan, power deals Friday


October 20th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Nostalgia and old left-wing camaraderie floated in the evening air as Nepal Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai Thursday began his four-day visit here during which ... Read more...

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Nepal PM to seek $1 bn development loan


October 19th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu/New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) With his Maoist party asking him to stay away from signing crucial pacts, Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai is planning to focus on expanding ... Read more...

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India lauds Myanmar’s reforms, pledges $500 mn for projects (Roundup)


October 14th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Lauding Myanmar's "transition towards democratic government", India Friday announced $500 million for a host of developmental projects for the Southeast Asian nation, decided to ... Read more...

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India offers $35 million soft loan to Comoros


October 8th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Intensifying its ties with Africa, India has offered the Comoros a $35 million soft loan which will be used to plug the energy crisis in ... Read more...

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China surges ahead with economic diplomacy in Nepal


August 18th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (IANS) A massive 60-member Chinese delegation headed by President Hu Jintao's special envoy wound up their three-day formal visit to Nepal Thursday with the message that Beijing ... Read more...

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Japan considering soft loan to fund Mumbai Metro


July 31st, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Japan is soon expected to finalise concessional financing for the $2.26-billion Line 3 of the mass rapid transit system in Mumbai on the lines ... Read more...

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Government, World Bank to sign pact on rural jobs


July 15th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The government will enter into an agreement with the World Bank here July 18 for securing a soft loan worth $1 billion to fund the ... Read more...

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Japan aiding 11 forest project in India (Lead)


June 22nd, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhigram (Tripura), June 22 (IANS) Japan is financially supporting forest and environmental projects in 11 Indian states, a Japanese official said here Wednesday."The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) since 1990 ... Read more...

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Japan’s aid to India’s environment


June 22nd, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 22 (IANS) The Japanese government has been monetarily supporting forest and environmental projects in 11 Indian states, an official said here Wednesday."The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) since ... Read more...

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USAID freezes 250-mn-dollar aid project in Pakistan over HEC devolution issue


April 5th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 5(ANI): The USAID has put its 250-million-dollar project in Pakistan on hold while the World Bank has threatened to scrap its 300-million-dollar programme, showing their deep concerns over the devolution ... Read more...

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Gujarat to have Asia’s largest solar power park


December 30th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Charanka (Patan), Dec 30 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Thursday laid the foundation stone of what is touted to become the largest solar power park in Asia.Modi said this would ... Read more...

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Insurgency could still affect India-Bangladesh ties: Pranab


August 8th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 8 (IANS) Appreciating Bangladesh's efforts in security cooperation, Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said insurgency had the potential to affect bilateral relations between the two countries. "Insurgents and insurgent groups ... Read more...

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Pranab heads to Dhaka for signing of $1 bn credit pact


August 6th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Building on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to New Delhi eight months ago, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee travels to Dhaka Saturday for the signing of ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to buy power from India, opposition angered (Lead)


July 27th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 27 (IANS) In a "landmark deal" between once bickering neighbours, Bangladesh has signed a 35-year power transmission agreement with India to import 250 megawatt of electricity from late 2012, ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to buy power from India


July 27th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 27 (IANS) In what is being seen as a landmark deal between once bickering neighbours, Bangladesh has signed a 35-year power transmission agreement with India to import 250 megawatt ... Read more...

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World Bank to provide Rs.1,000 crore loan to West Bengal


July 15th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) The World Bank will provide a soft loan of Rs.1,000 crore to the West Bengal government for strengthening the state's panchayat system. A memorandum of understanding in this regard ... Read more...

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Coastal zone management project initiated


July 7th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dandi (Gujarat), July 7 (IANS) A Rs.1,200-crore project for integrated coastal zone management has been initiated for the first time in the country, with Gujarat, West Bengal and Orissa getting the lion's ... Read more...

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EXIM India to open office in Ethiopia next month


May 25th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Groum Abate Ethiopia, May 25 (IANS) In a bid to support Indian companies' growing investments in East Africa, the Export and Import (EXIM) Bank of India will open an office in Ethiopia ... Read more...

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Nepal President Yadav leaves India after four-day visit


February 19th, 2010 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) With four agreements, assured food grain supply and a soft loan of $250 million, Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav completed his first ever tour to India ... Read more...

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India offers $250 mn soft loan to Nepal (Lead)


February 16th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Besides signing four pacts during the visit of the Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav, India has offered $250 million line of credit and the supply of ... Read more...

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Ethiopia to Indian firms: end dispute or lose contract


February 4th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Groum Abate Addis Ababa, Feb 4 (IANS) The Ethiopian government has asked two Indian companies to resolve their dispute and start work on the construction of a $700-million sugar factory, warning any ... Read more...

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Dhaka’s Padma Bridge gets hefty international funding


December 22nd, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 22 (IANS) Buoyed by international donors that have committed almost cent percent funding, Bangladesh is to launch the construction of its $2.4 billion Padma Bridge by inviting tenders next ... Read more...

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Solar photovoltaic power plant commissioned in West Bengal


December 8th, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Asansol (West Bengal), Dec 8 (IANS) The country's first 2MW solar photovoltaic power plant was commissioned Tuesday at West Bengal's Seebpur village by Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah, who ... Read more...

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China lends Nepal $200mn for infrastructure


November 4th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 4 (IANS) Nepal's northern neighbour China Wednesday pledged a soft loan of $200 million for infrastructure-related projects in the Himalayan republic, including a 61 MW hydropower project. The Upper Trishuli power ... Read more...

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Pak inks 220-million-dollar satellite deal with China


September 19th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep. 19 (ANI): Pakistan has signed an agreement with China to provide a 220-million-dollar financial grant to help the Islamic country launch a communication satellite.The operational life of Pakistan's existing satellite ... Read more...

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Government okays Japanese loan for freight corridor (Lead)


September 17th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The government Thursday approved a Japanese soft loan for the Rs.26,124 crore ($5.4 billion) dedicated railway freight corridor stretching 1,483 km from Navi Mumbai to the ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves Japanese aid for freight corridor


September 17th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved a proposal to avail Japanese assistance to create the western arm of a dedicated freight corridor costing Rs.26,124 crore. In the first ... Read more...

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